On June 10, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $690.4 million in local sale tax allocations for June 2020. That amount is 11.7% less revenue than in June 2019. These allocations are attributed to the sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, widespread social distancing requirements were in place across much of the state of Texas in April, leading to the steepest year-over-year decline in allocations since September 2009.
When looking at the local sales tax allocations for our area, Atascosa County and its respective cities saw a drastic decrease in revenue. The county received $410,669.95 in revenue this month. That’s 45.95% less than June 2019’s revenue of $756,211.24. The majority of that is attributed to the decline in business across the county due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As for the cities in the county, each saw a steady decline in revenue due to the shutdown as well. Please see respective numbers in the graphs provided.